Cardinals Opening Day Photo 12-Pack

A dozen photos capturing the look and feel of the festivities at St. Louis' Busch Stadium on Monday as the World Champion Cardinals and their fans prepared for the 2007 regular season.

Thousands of fans flooded Kiener Plaza Monday afternoon.

Jason Isringhausen greeted the greatest Cardinal ever, Stan "The Man" Musial.

Manager Tony La Russa waved to fans in the welcome parade inside Busch.

World Series MVP David Eckstein acknowledges his many supporters.

The Budweiser Clydesdales are always immensely popular.

Actor and Cards fan Billy Bob Thornton chats with former Cards catcher Tim McCarver.

Hall-of-Famer Lou Brock proudly sports his World Champions jacket.

Hall of Famers Bob Gibson and Bruce Sutter joined Adam Wainwright in throwing out the ceremonial first pitch.

So Taguchi and Adam Kennedy were a part of the player introductions.

Finally, the time had arrived for the National Anthem.

The 45,429 in the house witnessed the 2007 season getting underway.

As the day turned to night, Busch Stadium was a sparkling gem, in and out.

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